This Van Cleef and Arpels-Curated Book Defines 25 Abstract Concepts

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Oct 14, 2015
References: vancleefarpels & yatzer
In this beautifully designed book, curated by high jewelry house Van Cleef and Arpels, a diverse group of thinkers define 25 essential concepts.

The Van Cleef and Arpels book, titled 'An Exercise in Style,' brings together the ideas of great minds from disciplines as far-flung as astrophysics and cuisine. Accompanied by breathtaking images, including photographs of Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry, the art book contains unconventional definitions of 25 loaded words.

For the word "luck," algebraist Laurent Derobert defines an equation that calculates the relation of good fortune to happiness and pleasure. For "love," opera singer Natalie Dessay contributes a replica of the original score of the aria from Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet. Each definition is personal, imaginative and poignant.